I can't figure it out, I brought this guy home about a week ago.
He was floating on his side occasionally and trying to swim in his cup.
I actually admired him a couple weeks ago (at least I think it was him-might have been a look a like)
Anyways he looked horrible and I thought it was SBD and maybe I could save him.
Anyways I fasted him for a couple days and fed him the tiniest bit of pea two days in a row, then we made the transition to soaked pellets and he couldn't keep them down.
In the mean time his SBD cleared up, his spine straightened and he swims around the tank but his fins are destroyed, not like fin rot but curled and mutilated.
Some how I realized he could eat hard (unsoaked pellets) and have been giving him 4 a day.
He is very responsive to me and wants the food but now his tummy looks really bloated.
I have never been him poop either.
Here are some pictures.
I am just wondering if he has TB or something or what?
I have him in a 1.5 gallon and am doing water changes every other day with 1 tsp aquarium salt per gallon, and conditioner, he has a hydor heater (they suck I know) and his temp is usually at 78..
I just don't know what happened to him at the fish store, and if his fins will ever be usable again.